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Concentrated. Robust. Characterful. The qualities of the winemaker reflect in the quality of the wine. Because every wine that’s made by Maxwell is, indeed, Maxwell-made. The unique result of one man’s vision, tenacity and unbending standards. Since 1979, Mark Maxwell has come to understand the unique terroir of our limestone hill. And extract every characteristic nuance for every estate wine, regardless of price. Little wonder James Halliday noted our consistent excellence – in red wines particularly – and accorded us his five red-star rating.

-BRANDED.

 

"A snapshot of a 
season that will
never be repeated"

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At Maxwell we view a bottle of wine as more than a drink. It is the culmination of a diversified range of talents. From the Head Winemaker to cellar hand. From cooper to farmer, viticulturist to glassmaker, designer and more in-between. Most of all it is a snapshot of a season that will never be repeated and in this way every bottle of wine is truly unique. 

 

2016 Silver Hammer Shiraz

The palate has an abundance of generous flavours, a rich mouthfeel with plum, vanilla and complex savoury spices. The mouth filling flavours are well balanced, full bodied with a soft finish. The result is a generous and approachable wine with excellent depth of flavour, fine silky tannins and fruit length.

Reviews and Accolades

James Halliday Wine Companion, 92, Neat and well composed but richness is still in the picture. Shiraz from Maxwell is rarely if ever wimpy. Coffee grounds, balckberries, rasberry and roasted spices. There's a smoky campfire note here, as a positive, and some warmth too. Factor in the price and you have an excellent all-round package., Campbell Mattinson

Tasting Notes

Colour Rich purple and red in colour.

Nose The bouquet is abundant with plum, blackberry and red cherries, coupled with hints of mocha and vanilla.

Palate The Maxwell Silver Hammer Shiraz delivers all the hallmarks that make the combination of this variety and the McLaren Vale region so famous. The palate has an abundance of generous flavours, a rich mouthfeel with plum, vanilla and complex savoury spices. The mouth filling flavours are well balanced, full bodied with a soft finish. The result is a generous and approachable wine with excellent depth of flavour, fine silky tannins and fruit length.

Vintage Notes

The winter in 2014 was wetter than usual which resulted in well soaked soils. From August to early January it stayed dry with above average temperatures. Flowering started earlier than average and the grape set was even, but our vines had low bunch numbers. Veraison started normally but accelerated with a mini heatwave early January. Throughout January, 40mm of rain fell, double the average, but very helpful to freshen up the vines. Ripening continued with warm dry days and cool nights and we started harvest with the Verdelho on the 9th February, the earliest on record.

Technical Notes

Alcohol 14.5%

pH 3.54

TA 6.2

Maturation 16 months in new and seasoned French and American Oak

Cellaring 5-7 years

$22.00
per Bottle
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Maxwell Wines

Olivers Rd McLaren Vale
South Australia 5171
Phone: +61 8 8323 8200
Fax: +61 8 8323 8900
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